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Nigeria: 21 Chibok girls released

On 13 October, according to the Nigerian President’s spokesman Garba Shehu, Boko Haram released 21 of the 275 girls kidnapped in Chibok in April 2014 to the Nigerian Army in Maidugiri, capital of Borno state.


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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meets the released girls | photo: premiumtimesng.com

Shehu said the release was ‘the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants’. He said on Twitter that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss government had acted as mediators in the talks with Boko Haram and that negotiations were continuing.